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Follow Due Process To Avoid Problem Waziri Advises Magu

Former chairman of Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Farida Waziri has advised the incumbent chairman of the commission, Magu to ensure he follows due process and rule of law in his war against corruption.

Waziri gave the advice while she hailed anti-corruption campaign of President Mohammadu Buhari ‘s administration and the commitment of the EFCC to the campaign.

The former EFCC boss who spoke with newsmen in Ilorin where she attended a commendation service for the late former Inspector-General of Police, Sunday Adewusi on Thursday said Magu was trying his best and that with observance of rule of law he would be highly successful.

“He (Magu) is doing his best and he should follow due process and the rule of law. Finish. When you work; you work within rules and regulation, you will not have any problem,” she stated.

Waziri urged that all stakeholder should join hand with the federal government in the anti-corruption campaign to ensure its success and make the society be relived of the effect of corruption.

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She diagreed with the view that the government was selective in the campaign saying those holding the view are enemies of the country.

She stated: “It (anti-corruption campaign) is going on very well but the anti-corruption fight is a monumentalwar because corruption has eaten deep into every fabric of the Nigerian society so it is something we all must fight.

“It is not just for President Muhammadu Buhari alone. It is for everybody. If you know the dangers of corruption, you will know that all Nigerians should come together and say enough is enough because the rich man is a victim, the poor man is a victim, the old man is a victim and the child, the young man and the students are victims.

Those who are looking for jobs are all victims so it is time that we all support this president to say enough is enough.”

On the campaign being selective, she said “I disagree. This is not issue of federal character. Are you looking for a job that you will say unless certain areas commit; then you wait for another zone to commit? The thing is that it will be tested in the court of law. If you have no evidence, then you can not arrest and arraign somebody in the court of law.

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“So those saying that it is selective, they are enemies of Nigeria. That is my belief because if I pick you, I will build a case file that can stand the test of time. I will file charges in the court of law, I will bring witnesses to prove my case and the proof is proof beyond any reasonable doubt.”